Testimonial: I Saved Over $6,000 by Switching to E-Cigarettes

Testimonial: I Saved Over $6,000 by Switching to E-Cigarettes

Smoking is not only an unhealthy habit but a really costly one as well. After ten years of being a heavy smoker, I eventually decided to quit and switch to vaping. A wise decision that has really benefited my wallet.

My Background

First of all, let me introduce myself. I come from Greece, a place popular for all the wrong reasons right now, a place in which it’s more likely to find a baby unicorn than money. Even though, two years ago, I moved to the U.S. and found a really good freelance job, I carried with me the idea of saving money and traveling all around the world—I still do.

One of the measures I had to take was quitting smoking, but—I have to admit—I was addicted, and E-cigarettes seemed to be my best option. I know saving money is not the strongest reason to leave a bad habit behind because smoking is also connected to a bunch of health problems, but it is a motive nonetheless.

Why I quit

During my smoking years, I used to enjoy two packs of Lucky Strikes a day, and I was one of those heavy smokers, “risking their lives daily” you may have heard talking in commercials on television. With an average price per pack being around 11 dollars where I lived, I spent about 22 dollars a day polluting my lungs with smoke.

22 dollars a day may not seem like a lot of money, but if you multiply it by 30 days, you will get the amount of $660 per month and a total of $7,920 annually. In the U.S., for a worker with health insurance coverage, the minimum hourly wage is $7.25, which means that if I worked as an employee, I would have had to work 1,100 hours a year just to be able to buy cigarettes.

That was enough.

My new E-cig

I bought a G6 Starter Kit immediately. I was new to this whole vaping thing, and I didn’t know what else to buy—but my G6 was quite helpful.

At first, it was stranger than you can imagine and in order to get used to it, I vaped like there was no tomorrow, consuming about one 30 ml of Tribeca E-liquid every 4 days. The 30ml-in-4-days routine carried on for six months as, gradually, I slowed to vaping 30 ml every 8 days.

Also, I switched to a menthol flavored E-liquid (you should definitely try Menthol ICE!), whose price is the same as the tobacco flavored one I used to vape. So, how much did a year of vaping cost me? About $1350. Pretty good by comparison, huh?

Starting a hobby, however, is always exciting and leads you to more and more expenses. Over the first year, as I started enjoying vaping more and more, I bought a bunch of batteries, accessories, tanks, chargers and everything else you can imagine. So, let’s add $150 more dollars to the previous amount of $1,350. Total: 1,500 dollars.

Money I saved

Doing the math, even I was shocked to find out that I used to spend $6,420 more on smoking—and I didn’t even include the lighters I used to lose all the time and had to replace with new ones.

If you are one of those smokers who believe that vaping is a waste of time, I can’t change your mind—but you should still give it a chance yourself. But if you are one of those smokers who believe that vaping is a waste of money—that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just look at how much I saved.

Happy vaping! Happy saving!

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  • Hannah

    Wow-annual savings of over $6,000! That is astounding. The financial appeal of e-cigars and e-cigarettes is definitely part of the growing popularity of vapor based tobacco substitutes. Great article!

  • Lina

    Wow! Love this one!